GD Goenka University is one of the top ranked Private University in India offering programs from diploma to doctoral level in various disciplines. The University focuses on holistic development of students through inclusive, innovative, and value-based education and research.
The University might be at a young stage, however the GD Goenka Group, is a leading educational setup driven by a passion for excellence in education and quality in life, where Globalization and Internationalization are the buzz words.
Apart from the 10-Schools, the University has also established 5-centers:
GD Goenka Technology Business Incubator (GDGTBI) provides the means & resources to the budding entrepreneurs to help them develop truly innovative technology and business ideas into ventures with potential to impact the lives of people, and help realize so far unfulfilled needs.
GD Goenka International Center (GDGIC) has been established to accelerate the internationalization efforts of the University, in terms of collaborating with foreign universities to facilitate international programs and also to provide guidance and assistance to foreign students on campus.
GD Goenka Research and Development Center (GDGRDC) has been established to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research among faculty members, research scholars and students. The center has already been awarded funded projects worth more than Rs. 7-million from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
GD Goenka Centre for Leadership and Social Responsibility (GDGCLSR) plans and implements initiative by the University in the service of the various communities and the society, of which we are an integral part.
GD Goenka Corporate Resource Centre (GDGCRC) has been established to provide assistance related to industrial training and placements to the students.
The salient features of GD Goenka University include following:
Inter-disciplinary Project based teaching-learning pedagogy
The University follows an interdisciplinary research based teaching learning pedagogy where students are encouraged to take learning from the level of Remembering to Creating. All students are exposed to project work from the very first semester through a 3 credit course called Inter Disciplinary Project where students from various fields, skill sets and perspectives get together and work on providing solutions for a real world problem. This inculcates qualities such as leadership, teamwork, research abilities, time management and communication skills.
Qualified and dedicated faculty members
The faculty members are highly qualified and handpicked from the top institutions from India and abroad such as IITs, IISc, MDI, FMS, Iowa State University USA, KTH Sweden, University of Sydney Australia, University of Manitoba Canada, Technical University of Clausthal Germany, Florida University USA, University of Wisconsin USA, Carnegie Melon USA, Barcelona Institute of Architecture Spain to name a few. They have rich research experience and international exposure.
GD Goenka University has state-of-the-art infrastructure, salubrious, air-conditioned and well-maintained Wi-Fi enabled campuses, well-equipped libraries and hi-tech laboratories. The residential facilities are world class and students have access to half Olympic size swimming pool, gym with latest equipment and squash courts in the ultra-modern fitness center.
Strong industry interface
There is strong industry institution integration. The University offers specialized programs in association with Industry leaders such as IBM, KPMG, NDTV, Dassault Systems and many more. Through these collaborations, the students gain exposure to the latest trends and technologies being used in the industry, which enhances the employability of the students.
Active international collaborations
Effective international collaborations with top University and institutions from all over the world facilitate student & faculty exchange, semester abroad programs, summer school & internships and joint research & development activities. Renowned institutions such as Politecnico De Milano Italy, Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Purdue University USA are just some of the many international partners of the University in their respective specialized domains.
Excellent placement support
The University offers excellent placement support through its Corporate Resource Centre. Industries like IBM, Siemens, Sapient, Essar Group, JBM, NIIT, Idea Cellular, HDFC, Marriott International, ITC, Wizcraft, etc. have been some of the prominent recruiters, which offered campus placements to the students of GD Goenka University.
Conferences, workshops, guest lectures
Apart from lectures and laboratories, there are various other academic activities such as national/international conferences, project exhibitions, workshops, guest lectures, seminars etc. to provide networking opportunities and advanced skill sets to the students. Annual international conferences like REDSET and IC3TSN (by SoE), GDGU-ICON (by SoM), AGORA (by SoAP), CODE (by SoFD), GDGU-iCAP (by SoHSS), iHOST (by SoH) and Media Clave (by SoC) along with events like Moot Court Competition (by SoL), SPEED (inter-university engineering project competition by SoE), Elixir (a case conclave by SoM), Udyami Bazaar and IDEA (by GDGTBI) etc. have become a brand in itself thus attracting large number of researchers, academicians and entrepreneurs from India and abroad.
Vibrant campus life
The campus life at GD Goenka University is vibrant and buzzing with activities like sports meet (SPORTOPIA), annual techno-cultural fest (ACCELERON) and business idea pitch competition ensuring the students’ holistic development.
AWARDS AND HONORS
In little over three years, the University has created a significant position for itself and has become a preferred destination for students and scholars from across India and abroad. UGC recognition was given to us in the second year of its existence thus making it one of the youngest universities to achieve this feat. The University was ranked best emerging University and conferred Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award, the Education Post-ASSOCHAM Excellence Award, Edutainment Award and Skill-Tree Great Place to Study Award at the House of Commons in London. Times ranked our School of Engineering as 3rd best emerging engineering institution of the country in 2015. GD Goenka University was profiled as Thought Leader in Higher Education by Forbes magazine. In 2017, the University has been ranked as No. 1 Private University in North India by ASSOCHAM India, 2nd best emerging Engineering Institution across India by Times Survey and 3rd best BBA Institute by Times B School Survey.